field test

PV Modules

A real world comparison between Mono, Poly, PERC and Dual PV Modules.

Realtime data
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Installation date: 09-03-2020
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Irradiance
Romania
44°17'59.9"N
26°11'29.7"E

Mono

2500Wp --
Total solar yield: --

Split-cell

2500Wp --
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Poly

2500Wp --
Total solar yield: --

PERC

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* This is a field test and the results are specific for this installation on this location, please research which is the best solution for your own situation as the results can be different based on environmental influences.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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During 2021 we hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the huge, sometime tiny – but always game-changing installations of our products about factories and offices ‘going green’; or essential infrastructure installed remote from any electricity grid; and also about the businesses and homes which do have a grid connection but have chosen to use it only as a back up to harvesting and storing their own energy …protecting themselves from escalating energy prices.

Shore-based, Marine, Mobile, Industrial and Leisure – we’ve enjoyed hearing about them all! Keep them coming in 2022.

And we’ve enjoyed hearing the human stories: Victron-sponsored sportspeople who have achieved greatness; DIYers building energy freedom into Recreational Vehicles, Boats, or their remote Cabins; and about super-mobility in the case of Philip James with whose story we’d like to end the year!:

Mobility scooter gets 50 mile range – but how to charge it?

Philip James found an economical way to extend the range of his mobility scooter from ten miles to over fifty miles by buying component-parts from listing sites and building an under-seat Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery. He began charging his new battery using a low cost DC/DC converter – but was right to feel deeply uneasy about using a voltage converter in that way.

Lithium Batteries require intelligent monitoring-and-charging at cell level in order to keep them safe, and to extend their life.

Philip asked for advice from YouTuber Andreas (Andy) Kirch whose channel Off-Grid-Garage Australia discusses DIY solar battery projects. As a result Andy decided to divert his channel’s ‘Buy me a Beer’ donations towards raising funds to purchase a professional Blue Smart IP22 Charger which he planned to give to Philip.

Philip James’ new BlueTooth enabled battery charger was demonstrated by Victron Distributor Paul Collins. Photo: Keith Mindham (keithpix@btinternet.com) 

In a single day Andy’s channel raised AU$5400 from 190 generous followers! Andy also got in touch with us at Victron Energy to ask if we would like to help out. We arranged a product donation in the UK and as a result Andy was able to donate all the cash raised to the Muscular Sclerosis Foundation in Australia – at Philip’s suggestion.

Victron Energy distributor Paul Collins of Energy Monkey handed over the charger in person, and demonstrated how the Blue Smart IP22 Charger’s six-stage dynamic charge algorithm can be controlled from a smartphone.

Andy tells the story in his video here:

Onwards into 2022!

Looking forward: We have lots of exciting new products planned for next year which we know you’re going to love – so stayed tuned!

It only remains for all of us at Victron Energy to wish you a very Merry Christmas – if you mark that festival – and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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